Finally, one of the most anticipated moments of the 2016 Presidential Election – Hillary Clinton has finally announced her bid for the presidency. Of course, no one was surprised that she was going to run; however, she decided to announce with a social media “soft launch.”
Not the big fanfare we expect from a presidential candidate, but according to her campaign, Clinton has decided to take a different approach from the 2008 Presidential campaign announcement – more intimate and smaller in order to connect with voters. Here’s her 2016 announcement video titled “Getting Started.”
Take a look at the video timeline we’ve compiled of Hillary Clinton’s campaigns:
The First Time Hillary Clinton Ran For Office: U.S. Senate 2000
Two years after leaving the White House as First Lady, Hillary Clinton decided to run for United States Senate, representing the state of New York. This was the first time a First Lady ran for elected office – and she used that as a campaign tactic to admit no one, even Clinton, knew what to expect. Take a look at her first campaign video below.
The First Time Hillary Clinton Ran for President in 2008
As you know, Hillary Clinton is familiar with presidential campaigns. Here’s her campaign announcement from the 2008 Presidential Election:
Before the nomination was decided, her famous “3am” campaign ad aired – showing that Clinton had the leadership and foreign policy experience a President needs. Although she lost the nomination to Barack Obama, we knew she couldn’t resist a chance to pick up that 3am phone call again.
The Democratic candidates in 2008 also released Christmas videos and Hillary Clinton was giving out “Presents” or universal healthcare, alternative energy and more!
And, we couldn’t forget how amazing Saturday Night Live was when Amy Poehler impersonated Hillary Clinton, with her partner in crime Tina Fey, or Sarah Palin.
Hillary Clinton Attack Ads
To state the obvious, Republicans do not like Hillary Clinton. How do we know this? Well take a look at the slue of attack ads – and these were before she even officially announced her candidacy!
Here’s the Republican National Committee’s first attack ad:
Even Republican squirrels are going nuts over Hillary’s run in 2016:
Karl Rove’s American Crossroads PAC definitely doesn’t like her:
The Republican National Committee even cut up a bunch of different clips to show how Hillary would be “Obama’s Third Term”:
Hillary Clinton’s Road to the White House
Even with all the attacks, many have been gearing up for Clinton to run, including Ready for Hillary and Bill for First Lady 2016. It’s hard not to enjoy watching life size bobble-head Bill Clinton running in heels!
Lastly, the turning point, which pretty much confirmed that Clinton would be running in 2016 was her speech at Emily’s List’s 30th Anniversary Gala – especially when she said: “and I suppose it’s only fair to say – don’t you want to see a woman President of the United States of America?”
Welcome to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton! It’s definitely going to be a fun race to watch. Stay tuned to I Agree to See as we bring you more 2016 updates!